Rivlin says he supports status quo on religious issues

President Rivlin clarified yesterday's statements, saying he favors maintaining status quo and giving expression to every community's needs.Yoel Domb, 12/1/2016, 11:33 AM

"The nation that seeks to fulfill G-d's Will?" Sabbath in Tel Aviv

The title is from the songs sung at the Sabbath table, zmirot, specifically the haunting and poetic "Ka Echsof" written by the Karliner rebbe.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 12/20/2015, 7:45 AM

Jordan's king welcomes announcement on Temple Mount 'status quo'

Jordan’s King Abdullah II says Netanyahu statement on Temple Mount will help end violence.Ben Ariel, 10/26/2015, 5:45 AM

Report: Kerry Wants Temple Mount Status Quo in Writing

Israeli officials say Kerry wants to put the understandings reached by Israel and Jordan on the Temple Mount in writing.Ben Ariel, 10/20/2015, 6:12 AM

Arab MKs: Temple Mount Jewish Visits 'Ignite Fires' Among Arabs

The Joint List of Arab parties on Sunday sharply condemned Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel for his visit to the Temple Mount.Yaakov Levi, 7/26/2015, 3:58 PM

Katz: Leftist Clamoring for Shabbat Buses 'Just Politics'

There will be no public transportation on Shabbat, Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said Wednesday.Moshe Cohen, 4/8/2015, 5:20 PM

Buses Rolled Freely on Shabbat, Report Charges

Mass violations of the Sabbath by bus drivers took place, with the blessing of government officials, a newspaper charged.Yaakov Levi, 3/29/2015, 5:22 PM

Liberman Calls for Jewish Expulsions to Pacify EU

Liberman in closed meeting urges regional peace agreement to avoid EU sanctions, says 'we will have to evacuate settlements.'Ari Yashar, 12/24/2014, 8:40 AM

Danino Vows to Ban Nationalist MKs from Ascending Temple Mount

Police Commissioner refuses to back down from statements supporting discriminatory 'status quo' on Judaism's holiest site.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 11/28/2014, 2:12 PM

There is No 'Status Quo' on the Temple Mount

Everyone's talking about the 'status quo' on Judaism's holiest site. There's just one problem - if it ever existed, it doesn't now.Hillel Fendel, 11/17/2014, 1:41 PM

Status Quo? 'Jews Prayed on the Temple Mount for Centuries'

In first of a series on the Temple Mount, Arutz Sheva explores the origins of the hotly-contested 'status quo' at Judaism's holiest site.Hillel Fendel, 11/16/2014, 8:13 PM

Meretz Runs Free Shabbat Buses Yet Again

Meretz MK Nitzan Horowitz plans to introduce legislation that would allow full bus transportation on Shabbat.Moshe Cohen, 6/29/2014, 11:19 AM

Stern: Chief Rabbinate Dismantling Itself

Hearing on religion & state discusses Chief Rabbinate's refusal to recognize all US Orthodox rabbis . Stern: Rabbinate self-destructing.Tova Dvorin, 11/13/2013, 5:06 PM

Porush: This is a Dark Day for Israel

Hareidi-religious MK slams law requiring hareidi enlistment. ‘This will be remembered as a dark day.’Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 2:43 PM

Haifa’s ‘Chametz Hotline’ for Passover

Deputy mayor invites Haifa residents to report illegal sales of leavened bread.Maayana Miskin, 3/24/2013, 12:31 PM

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out of Government

For the first time in Israel’s history, the coalition agreement does not include a commitment to the religious-secular “status quo.”Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 3/17/2013, 11:20 AM

Meretz Campaign: Sabbath Desecration, Gay Wedding

The far-left Meretz party with an MK ‘marrying’ three couples in response to Jewish Home MK’s statement., 1/4/2013, 11:15 AM

Sabbath Busing a Flop, Meretz Still Determined

A Sabbath bus from Holon to Tel Aviv drew just dozens, but Meretz remains determined to challenge religious-secular status quo. Maayana Miskin, 8/26/2012, 8:28 PM

Meretz Gives Free Rides in Challenge to Sabbath Laws

The left-wing Meretz party offers free busing on the Sabbath as it takes on the religious-secular “status quo.”Maayana Miskin, 6/10/2012, 12:26 PM

Rabbi Lau 'Greatly Pained' by Tel Aviv anti-Sabbath Vote

MKs Orbach, Gafni call decision a 'provocation.' MK Galon: High Court will uphold decision.Gil Ronen, 2/21/2012, 2:31 PM